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When one door closes, another one opens with chocolate on top (on visiting Hotcakes in Seattle)

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October 17, 2014 by Terumi

s'more hotcake

I’ve been dreaming about eating at the Fat Hen for a while now.  It is really close to a shop …
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Sorry to be corny but there’s something a-maze-ing at The Farm at Swan’s Trail (near Seattle, Wa)

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October 16, 2014 by Terumi

children in the corn

Last year we went to the Farm at Swan’s trail because I saw it in my instagram feed and it …
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The only time I don’t care about seeing Christmas in October: makeup advent calendars. *swoon*

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October 14, 2014 by Terumi

benefit advent calendar

So it’s taking me all my willpower not to buy this today, but I haven’t cleaned out my makeup drawer …
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A heart too full to shop on a monday even though the house is empty

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October 13, 2014 by Terumi

Monday.

Well it’s not entirely empty.  Some mornings start well into the night when a little one gets a fever and …
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A cabin-building update as we race to beat the snow

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October 9, 2014 by Terumi

keechelus lake

If you’ve been following our cabin-building project it’s been quite a fun project and our whole family has been enjoying …
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Because a yellow crayon went through the dryer and I have to buy new clothes on a Monday

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October 6, 2014 by Terumi

flowers at seattle center

Oh Monday.  You roll around so quickly after a weekend full of spectacular sun and lovely adventures.  When have we …
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A loaf of bread I often think about from Iceland (Bergsson Mathis, Reykjavik, Iceland)

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October 3, 2014 by Terumi

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The other day I bought a loaf of my favorite Seattle bread, a dense and delicious potato loaf at Dahlia …
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A super dark tunnel and a cabin building update

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October 1, 2014 by Terumi

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Living with boys is not as horrible as I might have imagined if you told me as a high schooler …
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My five favorite coffee shops if I were sipping coffee not shopping on a Monday

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September 29, 2014 by Terumi

coffee made by my hubby

Happy National Coffee Day.  I still may sneak out and try a new coffee shop in honor of the day, …
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Getting away from it all with our family on the Olympic Peninsula (Kalaloch Lodge, Washington)

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September 26, 2014 by Terumi

A fall Family getaway to the Olympic Peninsula

Every September, the whirlwind of real life catches us up to us after dreamy, long summer days playing at the …
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Sometimes we celebrate

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September 25, 2014 by Terumi

cake made by kids

Making cake is just an excuse for us to eat sugar soccer balls for breakfast. Because the best thing after …
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Sweater shopping for a sweeter Monday

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September 22, 2014 by Terumi

spectacular morning at Ruby Beach

Apparently it’s sweet week in Seattle which isn’t the worst news in the world.  Oh dear.  Do we HAVE to …
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The Britannia mining museum and a bakery that is worth a long drive

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September 17, 2014 by Terumi

panning for gold

I can’t deny that most trips we go on as a family are triggered by a bakery, store or a …
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Eyes to the sun shopping for snow on a Monday

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September 16, 2014 by Terumi

wheelhouse coffee in seattle

Was there sun in your eyes this Monday? It seriously still feels like summer here in Seattle and after a …
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Island living and our best summer memories (Valdes Island, British Columbia)

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September 12, 2014 by Terumi

my little boy paddling his own boat

Do you ever wonder how your life would be completely different if you didn’t meet certain people? I know without …
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Today’s almost late Wednesday is brought to you by this pie.

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September 10, 2014 by Terumi

cheesecake in the oven

We are 5 days in and we’re getting used to the school routine, but sometimes I forget we don’t have …
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Solo coffee Monday shopping sans enfants and dreaming of Vancouver

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September 8, 2014 by Terumi

solo coffee

Oh wow, it happened again.  I got to drop the kids off at school and then they just waved, went …
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Getting stuck in a Whistler Gondola and Finding my youth on the River of Golden Dreams

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September 7, 2014 by Terumi

whistler with kids

Oh Whistler.  You are always a bundle of fun every time we visit, but I think this summer was the …
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Kukai Ramen and two reasons why I can’t shop at the Big Box store nearby

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September 6, 2014 by Terumi

eating at kukai ramen

I’m in love with ramen and it makes me so happy that there are so many new ramen places popping …
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First day of….

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September 4, 2014 by Terumi

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the gateway to the rest of their life and beyond and the culmination of babyhood FOREVER!!!! At least that’s how …
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